Hey, since this discussion group is officially up and rolling, how about some brief introductions from webcomic creators here, such as what you're working on and maybe what you'd like to see covered and discussed here in this group? Here's my intro...My name is Rob Marsh, and I've been a part of the CCAS and a member of Alpha-Omega since around 2000. During that time I've been SLOWLY printing a "paper" version of a comic book super hero title called "December Sun" - a title that, in a nutshell, is just a generic superhero in adventurous situations that I would have liked to read about when I was 12 years old... :)Last year I made the jump to a full webcomic and launched DSCOMIC.COM, hosted with 1&1 (the decision to pick them for hosting based on the fact that they had a cheap price and colorful ads in PC magazines... what else does one look for? :)So I'm slowly telling 'December Sun' with panels from issues #1-3 (issues currently in print at comixpress.com) but once these run out, I'm going to build the site with all-digital scans of artwork that I've been drawing, scanning and lettering over the last few years (yeah, it's sadly taken me years to get this rolling and I've only got a handful of issues to show for it... :)My objective with the site has been twofold: 1) this keeps me accountable to continue my drawing and stop playing stupid computer games, and 2) it's a vehicle for learning more about the technologies behind web design, such as PHP scripting, etc.(oh, and the secret THIRD reason for the site is to market and sell the character December Sun to a desperate Hollywood agent looking for a screenplay. I'm not holding my breath on that one...)The webcomic is currently using the "Comicpress" theme, which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to run a webcomic. The install was sortof a pain, but once it's up and running, it makes a daily comic update a breeze! Google for it and if you decide to use it, follow the install instructions closely.So that's my intro. I'd like to hear from others about what they are publishing and what their goals are!
A couple years ago I became fascinated with all the public domain comic characters out there and found "open source" character Jenny Everywhere. I decided to make my characters similarly available for anyone to use. I figured, I'm not looking to get rich off of anything, I'd just like to see the characters get used. To date I have still only completed the origin story, but I have the beginning of a second story up there as well. I hit a bad case of writer's block. Next time I'll get the story all planned before I start drawing.
My new goal, though, is to re-edit and re-illustrate the origin and try POD publishing. This is mostly for my 7 year old son, who keeps telling me I should make my own comic book to sell. If I can produce at least one "real comic book" for him to have a copy of, I'll be happy.
I like Silly Daddy and other autobiographical comics...too many to mention :)
Justin Martin said:
Justin Martin said:
Thanks for the response and advice! As for blogger, I already have a blog that I write and post things to (www.speeklife.com), but I don't use it for "web comic" stuff. Would I just upload the comic pages like I would any other pictures, and then arrange them how I want them? Or if the suggestion to use blogger was more of a first step before using Comicpress, I think I can look into Comic press, because I 'm pretty familiar with how to post text and pictures on a blog. I'm just looking for the least expensive way to publish high quality webcomics. Take care, and thanks again for the advice.
Justin Martin said:
I pray all is well. I joined the CCAS about a month ago, and I am currently working on creating a webcomic. The comic will be based on Christian principles, namely on how many of the problems that individuals, communities, and societies face can be eliminated (or at least greatly mitigated) if people made more of an effort to love people and relate to them better. I've already got some story ideas, characters, abilities, and a plan for how I want to do the first 14-15 issues or so.
I do not draw, so I may be looking for an artist to work with. Since I plan on creating a webcomic, any advice and resources pertaining to creating a webcomic would be greatly appreciated. I pray for the best in everyone's endeavors, and I look forward to networking and sharing ideas with everyone here.
Let me know if you'd like to do a link exchange and I'd be glad to link 'Look both ways' on my site.